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Churchill Scholar Ana Sofia Uzsoy

Apr 1, 2021

NC State’s 3rd Churchill Scholar Steps Toward a Bright Future

Computer science and physics major Ana Sofia Uzsoy will study machine learning at Cambridge University next year on one of the country's most prestigious scholarships. 

diagram of a solar-powered greenhouse

Mar 17, 2021

Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

You can definitely grow plants (and make electricity) in a greenhouse made of see-through solar panels. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Feb 17, 2021

The Search for Electron-Hole Liquids Gets Warmer

Graduate student Ryan Wilmington describes the prediction and discovery of electron-hole liquid formation at high temperatures. 

red laser beams

Jan 27, 2021

Zapping Quantum Materials With Lasers Tells Us How Atoms Relate

Want to know how a quantum material acts on the atomic level? Zap it with a laser! 

Ellipsoid screen shot

Jan 12, 2021

Playing With Gravity

Student-created video game lets you use gravitational forces to propel a ship through space. 

NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Nov 19, 2020

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address

NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State's first ever virtual commencement. 

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft.

Nov 19, 2020

Launching the Next Generation

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, a three-time graduate of NC State, knows how to thrive working from home, which she did flawlessly during a record-breaking 328 days in space. She'll share her message of how NC State helped prepare her to become NASA's most accomplished female astronaut on Dec. 4 as the featured speaker at the university's first virtual commencement. 

Aug 5, 2020

Effective Field Theory: Q&A With Sebastian Koenig

Sebastian Koenig talks about how effective field theory helps nuclear physicists understand the universe. 

drop of liquid metal turns to a stream of liquid metal when a small voltage is applied

Jul 27, 2020

Controlling Streams of Liquid Metal at Room Temperature

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature. 

hypertorus

Jun 19, 2020

Teaching Physics to Neural Networks Removes ‘Chaos Blindness’

"Teaching" physics to neural networks helps them adapt to chaos. 

supernova image from NASA

Apr 22, 2020

Experimenting in the Universe’s Laboratory

Noah Wolfe, a 2020 Goldwater Scholar, studies supernovas to expand our knowledge of physics. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Oct 9, 2019

To Build a Better Semiconductor, First Identify Its Defects

By identifying its defects, researchers move us closer to new gallium oxide technologies. 

Force Chain Lattice

Aug 5, 2019

Researchers Forecast Failure in Disordered Materials

Two dimensional lattice helps forecast likely points of failure in disordered materials. 

NC State Ana Sofia Uzsoy against a backdrop of the night sky

May 21, 2019

Intelligent Life

From chromosomes deep in the heart of a cell to exoplanets in the farthest reaches of space, Goldwater Scholar Ana Sofia Uzsoy is doing research to help us understand the universe at every scale. 

President George H.W. Bush talks with two NC State faculty during a visit to campus in 1990

Dec 1, 2018

Remembering George H.W. Bush’s NC State Visits

Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30, made two trips to NC State, one to play baseball for Yale and another to see NC State's groundbreaking semiconductor research.